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Horrocks from Canada to California
Posted by: Ashley (ID *****4422) Date: March 26, 2007 at 15:42:41
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Hello, I am searching for information regarding my maternal side of my family tree, I don't have much in the way of dates and places, which is really stalling my search, so any information would be helpful. Here is all I know:

Henry Fellows Horrocks and Elizabeth (Robinson) Horrocks were married and had a least one child, my great grandfather, Grange Ross Horrocks.

He went by Ross, and there has been a rumor in my family that the town he was born in was named Rossland (up in the Yukon in Canada) because he was the first white child born there. As far as I know he lived in Canada, and I don't know when he came to California, but I do know he fought in World War 1 with the British Air Force.

He married Jessie Johnston (McBride, or McBryde) Horrocks who I think was born in 1895. They had 4 sons: Samuel McBride Horrocks, Douglas Norman Horrocks, James Alexander Horrocks and Harry Ross Horrocks. They also had one daughter, Elizabeth Jessie Horrocks, who is my grandmother.

Jessie died in 1945 and Ross remarried another Jessie, who died in 2002, and she officially adopted my grandmother.

So any information would be much appreciated! Thanks!

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